Dinamo Moscow's miserable start to the season continued as they
were dumped out of the Europa League after a 3-1 aggregate defeat to Stuttgart
in their play-off second leg.
The German side ran out 2-0 winners in last week's first leg and a 1-1 draw in
the return was not enough for the Russian side to avoid an early
exit from the competition.
Vedad Ibisevic bagged both goals in Stuttgart's first-leg triumph and put the
tie to bed as a contest in the return leg with the opening goal after 64 minutes
of the match in the Russian capital.
Aleksandr Kokorin hit a 78th-minute consolation for Dinamo, whose attention
must now turn to arresting their dismal domestic form which has left them bottom
of the Premier League after managing just one win in six matches at the start of
Victory for Stuttgart puts them into the draw for the Europa League group
stage, which gets under way with the first round of matches on September 20.